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On October 4, Fort Worth Country Day (FWCD) will honor the memory of late alumnus Barrett Havran by dedicating its track and field facility in his name. Now named the “Barrett Havran Track,” the dedication event will take place at 1 p.m. at the track’s new-and-improved entrance, located on the south side of FWCD’s Rosacker Stadium.

Havran was a 1998 graduate of FWCD and died in 2011 at age 31. While at FWCD, Havran achieved numerous accolades in both academics and athletics. During his senior year, he served as captain of the football and track teams and set multiple school athletic records – some of which he holds to this day. After graduating from FWCD, Havran accepted a scholarship to run on the men’s track and field team at The University of Texas at Austin, where he was the ninth-ranked decathlete in school history and ranked 18th in the nation before graduating in 2002.

This dedication marks a milestone in the ongoing fundraising efforts given in Havran’s memory over the years. In addition to the track’s new entryway, funds were allocated for updated fencing around the track’s perimeter, as well as added signage to the press box and concession stand area. The inside of the track features four new long jump pits, two new long jump runways, and a new pole vault runway and landing pad. An endowment also was created to support future track updates and improvements, as well as community service initiatives.

“FWCD is honored to dedicate this facility in remembrance of Barrett’s legacy and we’re extremely grateful for all of the generous donors who have made these new additions possible,” said FWCD athletic director, Brian Phelps. “Not only will these updates help improve our athletics amenities as a whole, but they will ultimately advance the practice and potential of our athletes.”

ABOUT FORT WORTH COUNTRY DAY
Since 1963, Fort Worth Country Day has inspired the passion to learn, the courage to lead, and the commitment to serve through a program that fosters the intellectual, physical, emotional and ethical development of its students. Situated on 104 acres in southwest Fort Worth, Fort Worth Country Day’s 220 faculty/staff members lead and teach grades JK-12. Offering a comprehensive college-preparatory curriculum, Fort Worth Country Day focuses on the 3A’s—academics, arts and athletics—to bring balance to students’ experiences, provide opportunities to explore multiple interests, and thrive in a compassionate community. To learn more about Fort Worth Country Day, visit www.fwcd.org or www.Facebook.com/FortWorthCountryDay.

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